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American Red Cross AmeriCorps Participate in Project Homeless Connect
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By Eric Herskowitz, American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter
 
November 5, 2010
On Wednesday October 6, the American Red Cross participated in Project Homeless Connect in Golden Gate Park. Red Cross volunteers have been longtime partners with this organization. Project Homeless Connect offers free services every three months to the homeless population in San Francisco.  During this Project Homeless Connect, the underprivileged individuals were connected with food, job opportunities, dental care, and disaster preparedness supplies. 
 
The American Red Cross with the help of Americorps volunteers gave out starter kits to the homeless population in San Francisco.  Those at the event were extremely happy to receive a CAL EMA and American Red Cross tote bag which was filled with supplies to prepare them for a disaster.  A total of 350 water boxes, glow sticks, emergency ration bars, and emergency contact cards were given out.  Along with these supplies, 300 tote bags and first aid kits were also given out during Project Homeless Connect.  The participating homeless individuals expressed a huge need for all of these supplies, and were very grateful for the starter kits.
 
On November 10th we will be participating in Veterans Connect where we will be providing veterans with disaster preparedness starter kits and information from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 401 Third Street, San Francisco. 
 
If you are interested in volunteering or participating in Project Homeless Connect please e-mail Eric Herskowitz at HerskowitzE@usa.redcross.org

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